Children with Autism to Participate in Business Life with Position Support Within the scope of the 2020 Social Development Support Program announced by the Mevlana Development Agency, which continues its activities under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the "Project for Individuals with Autism in Business Life with SOBE", which was presented to the Agency by the Seljuk Autistic Individuals Education Foundation, was entitled to receive support.
The project contract was signed by Mevlana Development Agency Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Konya Governor Vahdettin Özkan, Selçuklu Mayor Ahmet Pekyatırmacı, Mevlana Development Agency Secretary General İhsan Bostancı and Selçuklu Individuals with Autism Education Foundation (SOBE) President Mustafa Ak.
Meram Mayor Mustafa Kavuş, who was ready to sign his projects supported by the agency, was also present at the ceremony.
A support of 1.300.000,00 TL will be provided by Mevlana Development Agency for the project in question.
Vahdettin Özkan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Mevlana Development Agency and Konya Governor, who expressed his opinions about the project after the signatures, said, “Our SOBE Foundation, Selcuklu Municipality, Konya Metropolitan Municipality and other municipalities are an example for our children with autism not only in our region but also in our country They are carrying out studies to be shown. These services, which are carried out for our children and their families, which are very special to us, will be further deepened, diversified and made more qualified with the support of our agency. Among its aims, it makes the project even more meaningful to have components such as the development of other skills and employment of children with autism other than their classical education. We are ready to do our best so that these children can participate in life more actively and develop themselves in every aspect. With these feelings and thoughts, I wish this project, which is special like our children, to be beneficial ”.
Speaking afterwards, Seljuk Mayor Ahmet Pekyatırmacı said, “As the Selçuklu Municipality, we have been trying to carry out activities for the rehabilitation, professional development and all other needs of our children with autism since the foundation of our foundation. Within the scope of this project, a social enterprise center will be established for individuals with autism in Konya, and an innovative model such as overshoes production workshop, kitchen arts workshop, handicraft and ceramics workshop, packaging workshop, promotion and presentation workshop will be implemented in this center, and thus Our individuals with autism, who develop, will be able to adapt more easily to social life and will participate in employment. I would like to thank our SOBE Foundation for preparing such a meaningful project and our Mevlana Development Agency for their support and wish the project to be beneficial ”.
Subsequently, MEVKA Secretary General İhsan Bostancı gave detailed information about the project they supported and said, “The place and importance of our children with autism and other disabilities is different in all of us. We are a nation that sees these children as entrusted to us. We were very pleased that such a meaningful project was presented to our agency and our Ministry found it appropriate and provided support. Our main goal in the project is to integrate individuals with autism spectrum disorder in Konya into social life,